Sunday

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Ezra said he made 4 out of 5 points in their scrimmage yesterday. He is on Gabe’s father’s team which is great. (Low drama).

My BMI is still Morbidly Obese instead of Super Obese, but I haven’t found a good venue for exercise.

Tyler is still alive.

I have floating checks out and am desperately hoping that beautiful pieces of furniture that I own will sell today or tomorrow before the bank closes at 5:00.

Would love to go to church, but Ezra is not in to it with out his dad.

12:15 Only gave Ezra bacon and milk for lunch. I am tired and worried about money. I have money in the bank, but I don’t dare to spend it.

Walked the entire bike path. When I reached the end to turn around and come back the top of my left leg started cramping and aching. I have no idea why. That is not even the one that was injured last year.

Varicose vein wellness and healing advocacy 

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A neighbor of mine said on the elevator that the varicose veins on her upper thigh had gotten really bad and she is supposed to wear those support stockings. Those really do help.

When I was a child I think it was standard thinking that varicose veins can’t kill you, that they are a cosmetic issue and you are vain if you let it bother you, but I think there are a lot of women really suffering because of them. If a blood clot becomes DVT (deep vein thrombosis) … they start out as a superficial vein thrombosis, but if it becomes a DVT, which just means it has crossed a certain line, the groin then it is deadly. If it gets in to the lung it kills you and basically from what I was told (and my sister is a physical therapist who works in a nursing home) once it crosses in to DVT it will get in to your lung.

Warm applications of heat help. And hot baths. Be creative so you make it fun for yourself and some thing you want to do. Use Epsom salt or bath pouches. This is a heating pad I have.

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This is the type of thing you want to use. This one you put in the microwave for 1 minute.

Keep your leg elevated.

And continually try to get back to a BMI that is healthy for you.

How do I know this? Because last winter I survived a huge varicose vein bursting and the blood clot travelling all of the way up my lower leg to the top of my leg. It is gone now. I was so lucky to have a supportive church ward and a foundation of exercise that had been going on for years, but these tips will help you.

My sister has a degree from UVM and she regularly treats people with this or has treated people with this she told me a year ago.

A good thing to know is that all surgeries can cause blood clots, so the best thing to do is be proactive and preventative.

 

 

 

 

Friday Nite

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Tyler has a t.v. his mom bought him and I want him to watch the movie American Meth. He said that when I talk to any one about his teeth, including him that it embarrasses him and makes him feel like I am trying to put him down. That that is why he is not talking to me. When I told him my dental hygienist Cara told me he is dying he hung up on me.